Tight Rope – MKE WEEK 12

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Somehow this week felt like a balancing act for me. There were several times when I had to sort of slow down and put everything I needed to do together. The list of the Daily Blueprint- Building Exercises keeps growing every week, and what we added were the 30 (preferably 50) or more index cards we had to write about the things we have accomplished in our lives.

At the beginning of the exercise, I wondered if I could find 50 things I had accomplished in my life whether they were huge or small. After a while, Master Key 12: 3-4, kicked in. It states:

We know that thought is building for us the thing we think of and actually bringing it nearer, yet we find it difficult to banish fear, anxiety, or discouragement, all of which are powerful thought forces, and which continually send the things we desire further away, so that it is often one step forward and two steps backward.. The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward…”

I thought and thought and thought and came up with 43 things. I believe I could still come up with more if I continued on this thought journey. When I looked at my list, I realized that I had a lot of good things going for me and I was in fact, “okay.”

Multitasking is not working for me very well now. I say this because I find myself focusing on one thing at a time, and herein lies the challenge of the balancing act I mentioned earlier. Putting the colors, cards, GS, shapes, compass, Press Release and everything together make me at times feel that I am not giving my all, or that there is something I am missing.

When I sometimes think of my daily life, adding everything related to MKE and putting it all together with “Gusto!” I wonder… I wonder… I wonder. If I miss any of the MKE exercises due to other things happening in my life, I tend to feel guilty, and wonder if I am short changing my future life. Emmet Fox in the The Seven Day Mental Diet, reminds me that:

The most important of all factors in your life is the mental diet on which you live…You must train yourself to choose the subject of your thinking at any time, and also to choose the emotional tone, or what we call the mood that colors it…”

“The Scroll Marked III” focuses on business building and success. This is the main area I find I need to weave into everything else I must do daily. The recurring theme throughout the chapter is, “ I persist until I succeed.” I remind myself of the purpose of MKE, and that everything is tied together.

My success will come when I learn to balance and do all my activities, attach my goals to colors and shapes that I look for when I am out and about, building my business, sitting, listening, affirming and persisting.

Og Mandino, continues to say, ” So long as there is breath in me, that long (will) I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I win. I persist. I win.”

As for me, I must persist to get it all fitting in my DMP.

I always keep my Promises!



I'm Valerie Darlington ( MBA-Healthcare). A Jamaican born entrepreneur, philanthropist, and blogger who help 50+ women learn how to make money, look good, get healthier, retire well, and be more successful in the second half of their lives. Dogs are my Kryptonite, and my forte is history and research. I am obsessed with researching and finding the best, most effective way to accomplish any task set before me. I am on a journey - committed to finding the best, productive, and most fun way to live after doing the parenting thing, and caring for elderly parents ( I have so much experience here). I am committed to helping you, the mature woman figure out and do the same with the "what nexts?" of your life.

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  1. John Francetic

    Valerie, you are getting better and better in handling the balancing act. Good for you. From your blog rover friend John.

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